The August edition of ASBJ, now online, arrives at the same time many school athletic programs are gearing up. And while we wish every team a great season, our main concern and our cover package, is focused on keeping students safe. Toward this end, the cover story provides some insight on youth concussions, which despite growing attention and state legislation, remains a largely misunderstood injury. A tandem article, written by Orange County Superintendent of Schools William Habermehl, provides a first-hand account of the risks and precautions that districts and schools need to take to protect their student athletes. Rounding out the series is an examination of another athletic safeguard of sorts— booster club funds, which increasingly subsidize athletic participation at schools. Read these and other great features from the August issue, now available online.
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It wasn’t until half-time that I turned to my neighbor, an avid Redskins fan, and remarked: “This is strange, football games aren’t normally on Saturdays?”
Forgive me for me clueness, as my neighbor did— I don’t follow football. I do, however, follow current research and trends, which in the summer of 2006 led me to write about youth sports injuries, which predictability occurs with great frequency in high school football.